Parish Room Hire

Easingwold with Raskelf Anglican Churches

Diocese of York

Easingwold Deanery

Easingwold’s Parish Church Rooms are to close following a decision by the Parochial Church Council (PCC) that the 108-year-old building cannot realistically be brought up to acceptable present-day standards.

Built in 1912 in memory of the Revd Nathan Jackson, vicar of Easingwold for 33 years, the Parish Church Rooms were built on land given by Mrs Katharine Love of Hawkhills and cost around £600 to build. Over the years, it has been a venue for many public and private functions providing happy memories for those who have attended.

Recently the building has become outdated, needing substantial upgrading to bring it up to modern day standards like those seen at other venues in the town. 

The COVID-19 situation this year has exacerbated the problem of falling bookings and loss of income; the PCC decided to close the rooms permanently after lengthy and difficult discussion, and it will therefore no longer be available for hire for public or private events.

Vicar of Easingwold with Raskelf, the Revd Margaret Young, said, “This is sad news for the parish and for the town, but we hope people will understand that the cost of running the building with the continued loss of revenue cannot be sustained. We’ll do our best to support the groups who’ve used the rooms in recent years as they find new venues once the COVID crisis has passed.”